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Saturday, November 25th 2017

Celebrate Christmas, Cotswold Style

With Christmas almost upon us we thought we’d share five festive fun facts from in and around the Cotswolds with you. With our best wishes for the festive season and a prosperous new year ahead, one in which we hope you will be inspired to visit our beautiful part of the world!

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The Three Degrees may have posed the question back in the 1970's and last Saturday, 8th Nov. the answer was officially recognised as both at the unveiling of a Cotswold Way marker stone at the start or finish of the Cotswold Way national trail that stretches 102 miles (164km) between Chipping Campden and Bath.

The stone itself made from Irish Blue Limestone was designed by local artist, Iain Cotton who was commissioned to make the first almost identical marker stone outside the steps of Bath Abbey back in 2012. The trail can easily be walked in either direction and some prefer to head south to north with the advantage of the sun on their back. [See more]

Thursday, November 7th 2013

Introducing Amanda Patton

Amanda Patton will be leading our 2014 Cotswold Garden Tour and has written this post for us. I’m delighted to be able to tell you that I’ve been working with Cotswold Walks to design a tour of Cotswold gardens for next June. The tour will focus on the work of selected 20th century garden designers so that these gardens are seen in their historical context rather than just as something ‘pretty’. Because of the huge social changes that took place in the early 20th century, the way people use, and think of, gardens has changed from being a playground for the rich, requiring large teams of gardeners, to something which pretty much everyone would aspire to in some form. The more technical our lives have become, the more we crave connection with nature, even if it’s just growing a window box of herbs. >>> [See more]

The Chipping Campden International Music Festival will be held on 11 - 24 May 2014. This music festival takes place in St. James' Church, known for its fine acoustics. Artists include Tallis Scholars, Academy of Ancient Music, Fine Arts Quartet, Nash Ensemble and many more. Tickets for this festival go on sale soon and always sell out quickly! >>> [See more]

Friday, February 15th 2013

A day in the life of Robert Talbot

Having moved to the Cotswolds 19 years ago, I have never looked back from the day I arrived. The quality of life here is astonishing with a great community spirit combined with an unhurried pace. Go in the local shops and the shopkeepers will regularly chat with you, regardless of if you are local or a visitor. >>> [See more]

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Introducing Robert Talbot

Robert Talbot trained as a cartographer and worked for an international book publisher before his love of walking took over. He has lived in the Cotswolds for 19 years and is experienced in leading interpretive walks in the Cotswolds. >>> [See more]